LIGO to examine sparks at forum
The Livingston Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory will host Science Saturday at the LIGO Science Education Center from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 21 in Livingston.
The topic will be current sparks, and those attending will investigate electricity, magnetism and sparks, organizers said. The event is free.
Directions to the center can be found at http://www.ligo-la.caltech.edu/SEC.html or call (225) 686-3173.
Music scholarships available at SLU
The Southeastern Louisiana University Community Music School is offering scholarships to some students thanks to a donation from First Guaranty Bank.
“We are very grateful for the generosity of First Guaranty Bank, which has afforded us the opportunity to give scholarships to students who may not otherwise be able to afford music instruction,” Community Music School Director Jivka Jeleva said.
During the fall semester, CMS will offer four full scholarships to students from low-income families. Jeleva said candidates must provide documentation proving that they are on a reduced or free lunch program at their schools, as well as undergo a brief interview.
The program will also offer five tuition reduction scholarships to students who possess special talent.
To qualify for the scholarships based on talent, candidates must commit to being students of the Community Music School for the fall and spring semesters.
Auditions will be at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 16 in the Pottle Music Building Recital Hall. Candidates must sign up for the audition by submitting a registration form and a $5 processing fee to the Community Music School, SLU 10817, Hammond, LA 70402, no later than Aug. 10.
For more information, contact the Community Music School at (985) 549-5502 or email email@example.com.
Mobile classroom rolls into Walker
The Louisiana Business and Technology Center’s mobile classroom will be in Walker on Aug. 7 and Aug. 8 to offer free business seminars. Topics include starting and financing a business, marketing, working with the bank to get a loan, expanding a business to international markets, customer service, using social media to promote your business, and growing an online business.
Preregistration is required due to limited seating. The mobile classroom will be parked at Stine, 29200 Walker South Road.
To register, contact Daniel Vlosky at (225) 578-3986 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farmers’ Market items on sale in D.S.
The Livingston Parish Farmers’ Market is held from 7 a.m. until noon each Saturday at New Covenant Baptist Church parking lot in Denham Springs on Florida Boulevard .
The market will include fresh, seasonal produce and fruit, grain-fed beef without added hormones, fresh and smoked pork, unprocessed honey, fresh yard eggs, homemade hot sauce, pastries and kettle corn, Market Director Ray Gill said.
Craft vendors also sell their wares at the market.
For more information or an application to join the market, call Gill at (225) 505-3993.